The tried-and-true construction of our classic Half Dome helmet, now with new low-profile suspension, updated outer shell and secure, streamlined headlamp clips.
The Half Dome has long been a staple for climbers worldwide. Now redesigned, the helmet features a new lower profile suspension system with a one-handed dial combined with streamlined headlamp clips for added comfort and simplicity. Finally, an updated chin strap adds more efficiency and security while on the rock.
- Co-molded EPS foam with low-profile polycarbonate shell
- Updated, low-profile suspension system
- Streamlined, lightweight headlamp clips
- One-handed fit adjustment dial
- Easily adjustable chin strap
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In grams, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
If there are differences in weight (due to multiple size or optional accessories) we note those here.
| 330 g|
S/M: 330 g / 11.6 oz
This is the gender as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
We use the term "Men" and "Unisex" interchangeably, as there is no difference between these types of helmets.
The sizing options of the helmet according to the manufacturer.
| 19.70 in - 25.00 in|
S/M: 50-58 cm / 19.7-23 in
Quick Adjust refers to the straps of the helmet. Do you want the ability to ability to "quickly" adjust the fit. This could be a dial, or other plastic pieces.
Really, most climbers don't need to change the fit of the helmet often, unless you're climbing with and without hats, or you have big hair that flattens and then requires tightening after climbing for awhile.
|Face Shield Compatable||No|
The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.
To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.
The bottom line is the Black Diamond Half Dome is an easy pick for an all-around climbing helmet. It's light, comfortable, easy to adjust and is a really good value for the price.
The Black Diamond Half Dome may be the single most popular climbing helmet in the United States. This popularity is surely due to the low price and the catchy name. We think it presents excellent value for beginners looking to get into the game without spending a fortune on equipment and is thus worthy of our Best Bang for the Buck award.